If you are a resident of Yuma (Yuma County, Arizona) and cannot work due to a severe disability or illness, you may qualify for financial assistance through the Social Security Disability benefit programs—SSI and SSDI. As of December 2011, 3,570 Yuma County residents received SSDI and 4,102 Yuma County residents received SSI. With the help of a legal professional, you can also receive disability benefits.
For more information about the two disability programs, feel free to look through the many informational resources our website offers. You can also contact your local Social Security office with any other questions you may have. Listed below is an office near Yuma:
1235 S Redondo Ctr Dr
Yuma, AZ 85365
Hiring a Yuma Disability Attorney
Do not make the mistake of assuming that the Social Security Disability application process will be simple and straight forward. In reality, applying for disability benefits is confusing and takes months or even years to complete.
If you wish to avoid complications, it is in your best interest to retain legal representation to help you file your claim for Social Security Disability benefits. Learn about the benefits of hiring and attorney or advocate, here.
A Yuma attorney will also handle disability claims in the following Arizona cities: Somerton, Fortuna Foothills, San Luis, Winterhaven, Landrillera, Algodones, Campamento Campillo, Dieguinos, Cuervos, and Cuervitos.
The Pima County Bar Association can give you more information about the attorneys and advocates available to help you:
Pima County Bar Association
177 N Church Ave. Suite #101
Tucson, AZ 85701
Yuma Disability Hearings
Although it may seem discouraging to have your initial application denied, the truth is that most initial disability applications are denied. If you find yourself facing these circumstances, you’ll have to request a disability hearing. Most Yuma disability hearings are held at the Tucson ODAR—or Office of Disability Adjudication and Review.
The Tucson hearing office currently has a wait time of 273 days and is handling 2,632 pending claims. Listed below are more useful statistics about the Tucson disability hearings between October 2012 and January 2013:
- 1,078 total hearings were scheduled in the Tucson Office of Disability Adjudication and Review.
- 85.16% of these hearings were resolved—meaning that they ended with approval, denial, and partial approval.
- The Tucson ODAR currently has six administrative law judges who handle Social Security Disability claims.
- Each of these judges handled an average of 2.5 dispositions per day—indicating that the entire Tucson ODAR handled an average of 15 dispositions per day.
- 71.94% of all disability hearings were held in person at the Tucson ODAR, while the remainder were conducted through video conferencing.
These statistics may not seem important to you, but your attorney or advocate will be able to use these facts to help you prepare for your disability appeal hearing.
If you find that health or financial problems are making it difficult for you to wait until your scheduled hearing date, you can contact your local congressperson to request that he or she contact the ODAR on your behalf to expedite your claim. Your congressperson is:
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